With ever increasing recognition of the importance of good health and well-being in the workplace, an increasing number of employers are seeking that special something to add to health and well-being programs. Aside from the well-known benefits that massage can offer the individual, a workplace can also benefit:
Increased motivation and productivity. Massage enhances mood and mental health by increasing endorphins, serotonin and dopamine - the 'feel good' hormones.
Decrease WHS budgets. Massage assists in the prevention of repetitive stress injuries, headaches, stress, anxiety and soft tissue injuries. The increase in 'feel-good' hormones coupled with manual manipulation of the musculature assists the mind and body to relax and repair.
Prevent loss of good talent. A good salary is only as good as the next job offer and high turnover reflects badly for business and is costly. Employees are now looking for more than just a paycheck. Incorporating massage into health and well-being programs has the ability to attract and retain staff.
Increase positive culture. Staff who feel unappreciated are unlikely to contribute positively to workplace culture.
Decrease absenteeism. Staff feeling physically and mentally supported take fewer sick days.